Search Results: "Dacre Stoker"


BOOK REVIEW

DRACULA by Dacre Stoker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Flies and spiders, master! Big, messy, lots of fun—and not Stephenie Meyer."
Bram's great-grandnephew teams up with Dracula buff Holt to reclaim vampire lit from the unholy, unlettered legions churning out today's fang-and-cloak stuff. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1996

"Belford doesn't manage an answer. (87 photos and illustrations)"
A very, well, anemic account of the life of the man who wrote the ultimate vampire tale, from the biographer of Edwardian novelist Violet Hunt (1990). Read full book review >

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BRAM STOKER by Nancy Whitelaw
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 8, 1998

"While the novel was serialized in newspapers of the day, Stoker never achieved financial success—a fact that may shock readers more than anything Stoker wrote. (b&w photos, chronology, appendix, bibliography, sources, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Young fans of horror should enjoy this fascinating glimpse into the life of the man who wrote Dracula. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN WRITINGS OF BRAM STOKER by Bram Stoker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"A dogged but uneven work of literary excavation of most interest to literary scholars."
A curious collection of miscellaneous writing by the author of Dracula. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Justice for Mackenzie by Susan Stoker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"More romance than thriller but enough of both to make this breezy read pure entertainment."
A Texas Ranger's newly discovered romance may be threatened by a serial killer who buries women alive in Stoker's (Protecting Jessyka, 2015, etc.) thriller, the first in a series. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IN THE BLOOD by David J. Skal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A wild, occasionally messy, ultimately enthralling work of biography."
An exhaustive portrait of the author of Dracula and his suppressed emotional life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRACULA DOSSIER by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Gore and gothic trappings mask a thin, wobbly plot."
Reese (The Book of Shadows, 2002, etc.) sends Jack the Ripper after Bram Stoker in yet another fog-laden tale of mutilation. Read full book review >

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THE CHESS QUEEN ENIGMA by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"These squabbling BFFs will continue to please their fans, though they are unlikely to win new ones. (Steampunk. 12-14)"
The intrepid detective/vampire-slayer team of Stoker and Holmes returns for a third diverting steampunk mystery (The Spiritglass Charade, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE SPIRITGLASS CHARADE by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The girls' mismatched partnership could be a pleasure, if only Evaline could stake the excruciating dialect as easily as she skewers vampires. (Steampunk/mystery. 12-14)"
A second steampunk adventure of the great detective and the vampire slayer, proper young ladies (The Clockwork Scarab, 2013).Read full book review >

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THE CLOCKWORK SCARAB by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The mishmash of popular tropes (steampunk! vampires! Sherlock Holmes!) will bring readers in, but it's the friendship between the two girls that will keep them. (Steampunk/mystery. 12-16)"
A vampire slayer and a great detective (-in-training) fight baddies in a steam-powered London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1983

"Minor Miller, to put it generously—but intriguing evidence, nonetheless, of his late-octogenarian zest and warmth."
During the last three years of his life, an often-bitter but raunchily vigorous Henry Miller (in California) wrote some affectionate, hyperbolic letters to old New York friend Irving Stettner, editor of the tiny avant-garde magazine Stroker—along with a few prose pieces for the shoestring, Dada-ish publication. Read full book review >